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McConnell Explores Installing Sessions If Moore Wins

  • GOP leader says he, White House are considering ‘all options’
  • Moore tweets that ‘Washington elite’ won’t decide election
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed the idea of having Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed to his old Senate seat if Alabama GOP candidate Roy Moore wins election but then is expelled by his colleagues, according to a person familiar with the exchange.

McConnell of Kentucky raised the idea in a call on the GOP tax bill with Vice President Mike Pence on Monday, the person said, adding that Pence didn’t advocate for or against the idea. The person said McConnell also floated the idea of Sessions running as a write-in candidate for the seat.